NYC Top Comedy Choices for Saturday 9/26/09

September 26, 2009

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Lenny Clarke concludes his headlining run tonight at Comix

Lenny Clarke concludes his headlining run tonight at Comix

Tonight’s recommendations for the best in New York City comedy (in chronological order, with top picks noted and shows over $10 marked with $) include:

[TOP PICK] [$] 6:00 pm ($10 plus $7 drink min.): Six world-class storytellers—Ophira Eisenberg (guest hosting), Andy Christie (The New York Times, Moth GrandSlam Champion), Melanie Hamlett (Moth GrandSlam Champion, roving adventurer), Sherri Eldin (Osbornes Reloaded), Rob Gorden (Spike TV), and Matt Bresler (NYC theatre teacher)—trying to mislead the audience at The Liar Show

[TOP PICK] 7:30 pm ($10): Star improvisation from writers & performers at 30 Rock, The Colbert Report, Conan O’Brien, and more joyously declaring Let’s Have a Ball

[$] 8:00 pm & 10:30 pm ($35 & 2-item min.): TV star of Rescue Me and Comedy Central Presents half-hour special headlining at the elegant Comix Comedy Club: Lenny Clarke

8:00 pm ($5): Sharp stand-ups including Rob Cantrell and Ricky Reyes performing at Karma Lounge for a show hosted by Greg Barris: Heart of Darkness

[TOP PICK] 9:00 pm ($10): The gutsiest comedy troupe in NYC, genius improvisors Death by Roo Roo

[TOP PICK] [$] 9:00 pm ($15): Ted Greenberg (Emmy-winning David Letterman writer) performing a fun, quick-paced theatrical comedy show—complete with audience rides home!—at The Complete Performer

9:00 pm ($5): Organic & energetic improv by the four guys of 4 Track!

[TOP PICK] 10:30 pm ($10): An all-star improv troupe led by brilliant UCBT artistic director Anthony King: Reuben Williams

[TOP PICK] [$] [DISCOUNTED] 10:30 pm ($15 both online and at the door using discount code BECKYD, otherwise $20): A Chicago-based troupe that’s wowed audiences around the world with their skill at creating a completely improvised hour-long musical. The plot and characters, the musical accompaniment; even the song lyrics and the “choreography” are made up on the spot, with no pre-planned structure. Come see why BWC won a FringeNYC Award this August for Outstanding Unique Theatrical Event at the magical Baby Wants Candy

10:30 pm ($5): A fun new improv show that makes up scenes based on the contents of an audience member’s wallet: Gimme the Loot!

[TOP PICK] Midnight ($5): The hilarious Adam Lustick and Billy Scafuri of world-class sketch troupe The Harvard Sailing Team perform at & host this show devoted to top NYC comics who happen to be great at rapping from such genius troupes as Freestyle Love Supreme, I Eat Pandas, and more: Snakes: NYC’s Top Comedic Rappers

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NYC Top Comedy Choices for Friday 9/25/09

September 25, 2009

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Lenny Clarke headlines tonight and Saturday at Comix

Lenny Clarke headlines tonight and Saturday at Comix

Tonight’s recommendations for the best in New York City comedy (in chronological order, with top picks noted and shows over $10 marked with $) include:

[TOP PICK] 7:00 pm ($5): Ace musical improvisors Eliza Skinner, Peter Gwinn, and Jody Shelton trying out something new by actually scripting a monthly 30-minute musical about some aspect of New York in the debut of New York Cycle

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 8:00 pm: Brilliant comics Pete Holmes (The Daily Show, Comedy Central, VH1, The New Yorker), Kevin Allison (MTV’s The State, Reno 911: Miami), Stuckey & Murray (MTV, VH1, NBC, Fuse), Hari Kondabolu (CBS’ Late Late Show, Comedy Central), Matt Ruby (MTV, SXSW Festival), and BOF (ECNY Award nominee, Sketchfest NYC) performing at Brooklyn’s Coco 66 for Nick Turner’s Too Cool for School

[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($10): From a comic Time Out New York says delivers “categorically pitch- perfect one-man comedy” comes this one-man show: “When Ryan Paulson moved to New York City he was a husky boy. And he’d never had sex. Even with himself. How did this happen? Well, he grew up speaking in tongues in an ultra-conservative, fundamentalist church. But now he’s taking a crash course in sex, alcohol and self-pleasure. And it’s going pretty well…other than regularly being condemned to hell on MySpace:” Ryan Paulson: I’m Uncomfortable

[$] 8:00 pm & 10:30 pm ($35 & 2-item min.): TV star of Rescue Me and Comedy Central Presents half-hour special headlining tonight through Saturday (get $5 off tickets by buying before day of show) at the elegant Comix Comedy Club: Lenny Clarke

8:00 pm ($10): “A cabaret of darkly funny songs and topical sketch comedy about culture and politics,” following sold out shows at Joe’s Pub: Political Subversities

9:00 pm (no cover, 1-item min.): Stand-up comics performing in Ochi’s Lounge at gay-themed show The Back Room

[TOP PICK] 9:30 pm ($10): Some of the finest improv in NYC from the comedy genius members of The Stepfathers

[TOP PICK] 9:30 pm ($10): Always fresh and imaginative world-class sketch troupe that uses song, movement, and clever scenarios to turn familiar rituals on their head (for a video about awkward goodbyes at the end of a party, please click here): The Harvard Sailing Team

10:00 pm ($7): Singing improvisors who use an interview with an audience member to craft The Made-Up Musical

[FREE] 12:20ish am: My favorite open-mic stand-up show, hosted by the brilliant & lightning-quick Pete Holmes (The Daily Show, Comedy Central, VH1, The New Yorker): Gutbucket

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